SOURCE: VisTracks

VisTracks.com - Enable Real-time Geospatially Predictive Analytics on Streaming Position Data

October 06, 2010 08:59 ET

VisTracks Announces the Availability of VisTracks 2010

New Tools Enable Real-Time Geospatially Predictive Analytics on Streaming Position Data

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  VisTracks™ (www.vistracks.com), a leading provider of platform as a service (PaaS) technology for Position and Movement Analytics™ solutions announced the availability of VisTracks 2010, the third major release of its category-creating Position and Movement Analytics Platform. Position and Movement Analytics enables companies to capitalize on decision opportunities created in the last 90 seconds. With the new platform, client framework and software development kit (SDK), solution developers can create real-time predictive analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions which help their customers make timely and intelligent decisions based on analyzing the most recent position and movement data for tracked assets, resources, or people.

"Our 2010 real-time position and movement analytics portfolio helps solution providers quickly develop and deploy easy to use SaaS applications for mobile client and browser-based users," said Robert Holt, Senior Vice President of Engineering at VisTracks. "We've listened to application developers across many disciplines and have worked to synthesize the VisTracks kernel of analytics capabilities that address their common needs to understand and predict movement patterns."

The release formalizes the delivery of a new kind of business analytics that processes the vast amounts of position and movement data resulting from the proliferation of smart-phones, sensors and other GPS-enabled devices. Unlike traditional analytics focused on analyzing last year's data, Position and Movement Analytics and the VisTracks platform enable virtually real-time graphical views into opportunity information such that the most accurate predictions can be made and commercial outcomes can be monetized.

"Solution providers we've talked to have been looking for this new capability, and now they have the key building blocks in the VisTracks platform," said Keith Gelinas, Executive Vice President of Business Development at VisTracks. "Using our horizontal platform, the VisTracks developer community can now create a variety of real-time analytics solutions for many vertical industries requiring Mobile Resource Management (MRM) or Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions."

The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) framework provides (1) a robust cloud system, (2) a portable client framework and (3) a powerful set of APIs packaged in a developer SDK. The release delivers database extensions supporting the analysis of movement patterns, essential statistics and a Silverlight plugin-based dashboard client to serve customers in industries such as: Construction, Education, Field Services, Finance, Government/Public Safety, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Retail, Marketing Research, Transportation/Distribution, and Utilities.

Core Capabilities of the VisTracks Platform

  • Data Warehouse -- simplifies the storing, retrieval and management of a new class of location data called Position Facts (time-stamped location and attribute information from mobile devices and sensors).
  • Analytics Service -- enables unique computing on position and movement data.
  • Tracking Service -- ingests real-time position facts from sensors and mobile devices.
  • Spatial Data Service -- serves geospatial data, geocoding, reverse geocoding and routing.

New and Enhanced Features

  • Database extensions -- provides powerful methods for computing trajectories, stop points and other attributes found in Position Facts.
  • Statistics Engine -- extends generalized statistics for location and direction correlation and analysis of real-time Position Fact data.
  • Forward-chaining inference rules engine -- provides an automatic mechanism for triggering action based on events, or on calculated statistics from real-time Position Facts.
  • Drag-and-drop Visualization Dashboard -- enables out-of-the-box use of the platform.
  • Query builder -- simplifies production of immediate data-to-visualization relationships.
  • SDK with application programming interfaces (web services APIs) to analyze and compute on position fact data, track and sense location and movement in real-time, chart and report generation in the dashboard, and access geospatial services.

Designed from its inception to support a cloud-based architecture, the VisTracks platform is not held back by enterprise legacy concerns. The VisTracks Platform uniquely takes advantage of compute and storage capacity. The platform system scales as necessary to perform analytics on highly dynamic data.

Availability
Platform, client framework and SDK availability is immediate. Contact sales@vistracks.com for a demonstration and purchasing options.

For more information on VisTracks platform products and services, please visit www.vistracks.com, or email info@vistracks.com. Editors, analysts and the media please send email to media@vistracks.com.

About VisTracks
VisTracks (www.vistracks.com) provides a cloud-based Position and Movement Analytics™ platform for solutions providers and partners who need to develop software to sense, record, react, analyze, predict and visualize real-time, and ongoing location-specific data streams. The VisTracks system is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that provides programmable web services for advanced statistics, tracking, rules-based notification and visualizing spatially relevant analysis of data. Unlike alternatives, the VisTracks platform creates business value out of a new class of data by enabling rapid creation and deployment of solutions through an API framework in a cloud-based platform and SDK.

The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of VisTracks, Inc.: VisTracks™, Position and Movement Analytics™, the VisTracks logo and VisTracks products referenced herein. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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